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Loris Name Meaning

German (Löris): from the personal name Lorenz. Greek: possibly a nickname or metonymic occupational name for a seller of goat’s cheese, from Turkish lor ‘goat’s cheese’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Boris, Lois, Doris, Lorts, Moris, Oris, Louis, Duris, Laris, Lorio

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Where is the Loris family from?

You can see how Loris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Loris families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 27 Loris families living in Quebec. This was about 63% of all the recorded Loris's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Loris families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Loris. 25% of Loris men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Loris women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loris were Salesman and Office Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Bartender
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Office Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Loris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loris census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 740 immigration records available for the last name Loris. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 485 military records available for the last name Loris. For the veterans among your Loris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loris lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Loris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Loris in 1953 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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